Juggling Home and Career Leaves Many Women Depressed

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
It appears that women in the 1970's enjoyed better emotional health, if recent reports are to be believed.

The demands of a career and motherhood have caused depression rates among women to double as compared to statistics in 1970.
Juggling Home and Career Leaves Many Women Depressed
Juggling Home and Career Leaves Many Women Depressed

The number of depressive episodes has risen among women especially among those aged 16 to 42.

Women carry a 2.6 times higher risk of suffering depression as compared to men. High pressure jobs, raising babies, and managing home put women in a tight spot. When coping become hard, it leaves them emotionally drained out and also depressed. This is a sign that they need help.

Men also go through anxiety but may not verbalize their emotions, and hence many cases may go undiagnosed, reveal experts.†

Source: Medindia

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